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Yesterday’s News

Havertz scores before making way with injury as Bayer Leverkusen move up to third on Bundesliga

Havertz won it in the 54th minute when he latched onto Leon Bailey’s cute pass.

Ireland's Hendrick linked with AC Milan on a free transfer - report

The Burnley midfielder is out of contract this summer.

Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he and wife had coronavirus

The Foxes manager was ill in March and April.

La Liga season confirmed for June restart with 2020-2021 campaign set for September

The Spanish Sports Council confirmed the news on Friday.

No green light for GAA teams to train in small groups but walking tracks could re-open

The GAA insist they will stick rigidly to the government’s plan for reopening.

Ireland’s leading Olympic hope may retire unless government relax rules

Two-time world rowing champion Sanita Puspure fears her hopes of gold in Tokyo could be ruined by lockdown policies.

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

Liverpool's title-winning game among several which could be played at neutral venue

Meanwhile, the FA Cup final has been rescheduled for 1 August.

Real and Man United remain football's most valuable clubs

Barcelona jumped past Bayern Munich into third place at €3.193 billion.

Major League Rugby team 'named after a premium cocktail' launched in LA

Aussie coaches Darren Coleman and Stephen Hoiles have been signed up.

When will Liverpool be champions? And who will be facing the drop?

The Premier League is set to return on 17 June and there is still a host of issues to be resolved.

Kaepernick voices support for Minneapolis protesters after killing of George Floyd

The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback was ostracised by the NFL after his own protest in 2016.

Quiz: How many of these Champions League winners can you identify?

With no final to look forward to this weekend, test your knowledge of these former victors instead.

Goodwin urges players to use mental health service to cope with challenges of lockdown

‘The more we talk about it, maybe it lifts that stigma.’

Thursday 28 May, 2020

'If we open up the pitches, it's going to be jammers... one death is too many'

Mayo captain Aidan O’Shea believes the GAA needs to be cautious about reopening pitches.

Italian authorities give green light for Serie A to resume on 20 June

The league has been shut down since 9 March due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Austrian leaders lose top spot after six-point deduction for breaking social distancing rules

A video showed players training together rather than in groups of six, as specified in health protocols.

Whirlwind prep, testing, protocols and a relegation battle: Irish striker set for Bundesliga return

‘At the end of the day, this is why we do it. It’s for the games,’ says Köln star Amber Barrett.

Premier League return set for 17 June with BBC to carry live games for the first time

Man City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United will be the first games played since March.

'I'll always remember the three of us looking at each other, thinking that this could be the end of us'

Cork dual star Briege Corkery is this week’s guest on our GAA podcast Warriors.

'I'm honest – when I've pulled on the green jersey I haven't done anything'

Ireland striker Scott Hogan is determined to show that he’s capable of scoring goals at international level.

Blackburn captain defends English football's impending return despite testing positive for Covid-19

Two Fulham players were the only others to test positive from 1,030 Championship footballers and staff tested between Monday and Wednesday.

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

Assistant role for ex-Irish international as Manchester City appoint new women's manager

Alan Mahon is staying on as part of Gareth Taylor’s set-up.

Australian rugby league makes return with virtual crowd noise

The Eels made it three wins from three in 2020 as the season got going again.

The 'Tullow Tank' has a book coming out

Sean O’Brien’s ‘Fuel’ will be published on 29 October.

European Tour to resume in July with six UK-based tournaments in six weeks

Beginning with the British Masters, the season will be played behind closed doors and run until December.

A crack den, 14 foster homes, and a friendship with the world's best that began with a sick bucket

‘There’d be people downstairs smoking crack or heroin, so it was more, ‘I do not want that.’’

'Do you understand NOW?' - LeBron James among athletes outraged at George Floyd's death

The Los Angeles Lakers playmaker contrasted the incident with the kneeling protests of former NFL star Colin Kaepernick in 2016.

'We’ve repaired our differences' - Nathan Jones returns to Luton after controversial exit

The former Stoke boss has returned to the club he departed 16 months ago.

Two Fulham players test positive for Covid-19

The Championship side were sitting comfortably in third place when the pandemic forced the season into shutdown.

'I had an eye on Donegal': Pat Gilroy blames himself for Dublin's 2012 loss to Mayo

‘I saw (Donegal) as the real danger that year.’

An orange card and no choke tackles - World Rugby's Covid-19 law trials

The law trials are optional and unions are free to pick-and-chose or completely ignore them.

England international Isiekwe the latest to leave Saracens on season-long loan

Several Sarries players have left temporarily as the club drops into the Championship.

Quiz: Which Premier League clubs wore these shirts during the 90s?

You may have paired one of them with a Naff jacket back in the day.

World Rugby rejects post-virus international cup fund-raiser plan

A former English Rugby CEO floated the prospect of a 16-team invitational tournament to be held in England and Ireland.

Father of Aston Villa boss Dean Smith dies at the age of 79 RIP

Father of Aston Villa boss Dean Smith dies at the age of 79

Ron Smith, a lifelong Villa fan, died after a four-week battle against coronavirus.

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